Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tours in York: Wolfgang Chocolate Factory Tour

York, PA is the factory tour capital of the world.  Carrying that title means there are no shortages to tours in York.  Many of these tours are family-friendly, free and fun and those are the ones you will find here!  In addition to being family-friendly, these tours would work well for home schooling groups, scout troops and other groups.

Today we will be looking at Wolfgang Candy Company, located at 50 East 4th Avenue
York, PA 17404.  

Wolfgang requires reservations for all tours, and you can register here.  The Wolfgang Chocolate Tour includes a visit to the museum where you can see the history of chocolate-making, antiques, a video of the Wolfgang candy-making process and a visit to Das Sweeten Haus- the candy store. 
Some important details about the tour:
-No cameras.
-The tour includes 1/4 mile of walking, 2 flights of stairs.
-No jewelry (with a few exceptions), tank-tops or sleeveless tops, food, gum, candy.
-There are nut products in the factory.
-Wear clean clothing.
Other important information:
-Anyone wearing nail polish or fake nails must wear gloves.
-Close-toed shoes are recommended.  Anyone wearing open-toed shoes will be provided with shoe covers.
-Hair nets and beard nets must be worn and will be provided. 
-Nothing may be carried above the waist, including purses.  
-There are some handicapped and stroller restrictions; the museum and Das Sweeten Haus are accessible to everyone.
Most of these rules are in place to protect the candy.  No one wants to find an earring or piece of hair in their chocolate!!  

Tour times from Labor Day-May 31 are started on the hour and are as follows (reservations are required):

Tour times from June 1- Labor Day are also started on the hour and are as follows (reservations required):

If you are interested in just visiting the store, Wolfgang Das Sweeten Haus Store Hours are:
Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm 
Saturday from 9am-3pm  

Before your visit you can take a virtual tour of the Wolfgang Factory!

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